As I said in my last post, we were house-hunting. After months of finding nothing suitable:
- We saw a house on TradeMe;
- Visited the next evening;
- Made an offer on the spot;
- Offer was accepted the next day;
- Settlement was agreed for three weeks after our offer was accepted!
So this Friday, I'm taking the day off to get the keys and start moving in. It's been an exhausting whirlwind of lawyers, mortgage brokers, banks, utilities companies, landlords, etc... but thankfully it will be over soon. Because I'm so excited to be buying a house, here are a few preview snaps.
It's not a fancy house in a fancy area. It is, however, completely renovated inside. There's a new fourth bedroom with ensuite downstairs (for our future guests!). It's on about 650m2, which is pretty big for Auckland. And check out that huge front deck - it has views over the Manukau Harbour, with no houses in front of us.
The view from our footpath across the foreshore park. It's a really nicely maintained and well-utilised area. There is an ongoing project to pull out some of the mangroves - I'll be happy to help!
In crafting news, I'm teaching myself to crochet. I've started with the classic beginner project of a scarf. Really enjoying it so far! It's a peaceful hobby, and very portable for when we travel. I've got a couple of Doris Chan books for when I'm feeling more adventurous.
When I'm set up in my new house, hopefully I'll get straight back into some more interesting posts!